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WATCH: Telengana Flag Hoisting Ceremony Sinks Into SlugFest


KARIMNAGAR, Telangana -- A leader of the YSR Congress, Susheela Ganta and her husband Sathish, publicly thrashed the party’s district president, Singireddy Bhaskar Reddy moments after unfurling the tri-colour here.

The Deccan Chroniclereports that the scuffle broke out because Ganta wasn't informed about the Independence Day celebrations held in the party office precincts here on Friday. The incident has laid bare the severe internal dissension within leaders of the YSR party, which is fighting for relevance in the district.

The other members of the party tried to pacify the couple but in vain. Ganta accused Reddy of being autocratic and selling the party’s tickets to candidates in the recent general elections.

“He has been organising many programmes of the party as if it were his personal functions. He is not communicating with any of the members. He is ruining the party in the district,” she maintained. She also alleged that Mr Reddy was misbehaving with women workers of the party and using filthy language, while talking to them.

But, Mr Reddy said she intentionally thrashed him by colluding with some persons.

“She is like my sister. I never misbehaved with any activist of the party,” he said, adding, she was not given any post hence her anger.

Karimnagar rural police registered a case against Mr Bhaskar Reddy under SC/ST Atrocities Act for abusing Ms Susheela in the name her caste. Ms Susheela filed a case with the police in the evening.

Watch the scuffling politicians in action below.

SHAME. YSRCP Leaders Fight during Flag-Hoisting.

SHAME. YSR Congress Party Leaders Fight during Flag-Hoisting.

Posted by Harsha Gajjarapu on Thursday, 13 August 2015

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